I finished my FIRST jar of CeraVe Moisturizing Cream!
I officially finished my first jar of CeraVe after about 3 months. I thought it would take me much longer to finish the whole jar. But nope. I opened the jar one day and noticed that I was done with it. I hit the bottom of the jar! Yay! I’ve been waiting for this fine moment. It’s officially here! lol. Now here are my thoughts on CeraVe Moisturizing Cream after finishing the cream…
If you missed out on my posts on CeraVe Moisturizing Cream, follow the links below. 🙂
So I picked up CeraVe Moisturizing Cream…
My thoughts on CeraVe Moisturizing Cream after 1 Month!
Like before, I didn’t use the cream on my facial skin. The texture, consistency, finish of product isn’t for my facial skin. I would end up with a ton of clogged pores. So! I used it only on my body instead. The product is creamy but doesn’t feel as lightweight as I thought it was. It’s a little thicker in texture. Soft and smooth. When applied to the skin, it feels soothing and calming, especially when it’s cold. It absorbs into the skin nicely. Vanishes into the skin but leaves a thin layer of residue behind. That’s where the slight heaviness comes in. This is what bothered me the most about the cream. The thin layer of residue that it leaves behind irritated my skin. I ended up with a rash on some parts of my body like my arms and shoulders. I can’t use the cream on those parts of my body every day. It just makes my skin itchy and red. The product seems to work better for my legs, feet, and hands. That’s where I use the cream most often. No problems there! But still, the thin layer of film it leaves behind is annoying.
So CeraVe Moisturizing Cream is called a ‘Moisturizing’ cream, but it’s not that moisturizing, in my opinion. I can layer a bunch of this cream on my skin and still need more moisture. I didn’t rely on this cream to keep my skin moisturized. It’s not that great of a moisturizer. I really don’t know why this cream is so popular. Perhaps it’s because it contains ingredients such as ceramides and hyaluronic acid. And it’s fragrance-free. 🤔 But we need to consider the overall formulation of the product. And honestly, I didn’t see major changes in my skin using this cream. I just used it to finish up the jar (in which I did). BUT! I have a few more jars of this stuff to finish up. Don’t ask me why I picked up a few more. Ugh! I’m just stuck with them now. Lol. I recently opened up a new jar quick so I can get started (to finish it up). So apparently, it takes me about 3 months to finish up a whole jar. But will I purchase any more CeraVe Moisturizing Creams after I’m truly done? Probably not. I’m really not that impressed with this product. It’s pretty average. Nothing to call home about. There are better moisturizers out there. Don’t get me wrong. I don’t hate it. I just don’t love it.
The only CeraVe product I actually kinda like and use is CeraVe Eye Repair Cream (click!), but it’s not the best eye cream out there. Enjoy my review on it by clicking the link!
I hope my update on CeraVe Moisturizing Cream was helpful. Have a wonderful day. 🙂
Review: Up & Up Nighttime Facial Moisturizing Lotion
It’s moisturizer time! 😅 So here I have a kinda new moisturizer. Well, I’ve been using it on and off. It’s not really truly in my skin care routine. I just have it and use it whenever I remember to. It’s the Up & Up Nighttime Facial Moisturizing Lotion. This is an off-brand of CeraVe PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion. I’ve used the PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion before. It didn’t work on my facial skin, so I didn’t want to pay more for it. By the way, I’m not using this moisturizing lotion on my facial skin. The ingredients are somewhat similar to the CeraVe PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion that’s why. It’s not 100% identical, but I didn’t feel comfortable using it on my facial skin. It’s because I know exactly what’s going to happen if I do. So more about this facial moisturizing lotion…
It’s a lightweight and oil-free lotion. Provides 24-hour moisturization for hydration overnight and into the next day. It helps to restore and maintain the skin’s natural barrier. Contains ceramides, niacinamide, and hyaluronic acid. Ceramides to restore skin’s natural barrier. Niacinamide to help the skin produce ceramides. Hyaluronic Acid to help smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Now here’s my experience with Up & Up Nighttime Facial Moisturizing Lotion! 😊
The moisturizer feels lightweight and absorbs into the skin very quick. It leaves a clean finish where the skin is left feeling hydrated. It doesn’t have a smell to it. Perfect! It’s fragrance-free! I wish I could use a moisturizer like this on my facial skin. Just from my experience with CeraVe PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion, that’s not a good idea. I love how lightweight it feels on the skin. It doesn’t feel heavy or greasy. It just sinks into the skin like no other. Quality-wise, this product is pretty good. It comes in a 3 fl. oz. bottle for $9.99. But for nighttime, is this moisturizer heavy enough?? Is it moisturizing enough to combat skin dryness?? Hmmm!
I feel that this moisturizer would make a better daytime moisturizer. It’s thin, lightweight, and provides OK moisture. I can feel that it’s moisturizing my skin when applying to my skin, but the type of moisture it provides doesn’t last throughout the day. It’s just so light! So I mainly use this moisturizer during the day. It layers on wonderfully (since it’s so thin) with my other skin care products. Sometimes I sneak it into my nighttime routine. Love the ingredients in this product! It contains niacinamide, ceramides, sodium hyaluronate plus other ingredients to keep the skin hydrated and healthy. But, since I’m not using it on my facial skin, this moisturizer may not be for me. I just picked it up on a whim just because, lol.
This is what the box of the product and product looks like.
Pros & Cons
- Provides lightweight moisture
- Absorbs into the skin quickly
- Doesn’t leave a sticky residue behind
- Contains ceramides, niacinamide, and hyaluronic acid
- Works just like the name brand (CeraVe) but is cheaper
- This is just me, but I can’t use it on my facial skin. It clogs my pores.
This is a nice moisturizer for someone that can use products like CeraVe. Me, I can’t. My skin (face) doesn’t seem to like the formulation of their products. Even though this is an off-brand, the ingredients are very similar to the actual brand name. Honestly, it’s almost the same to me. It’s up there with it. It’s just less expensive and for more product. But, I most likely won’t purchase again. I’ve been using this moisturizer on my neck, chest, and arms to get rid of it. haha.